Moore won an Oscar in 2017 for Best Animated Feature for “Zootopia.”
“Rich is a world-class storyteller and he brings with him a wealth of experience and a unique sensibility for story, comedy and heart,” Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson said in a statement. “We are so excited for him to join our team of filmmakers at Sony Pictures Animation as we continue to develop a slate of animated features that are big, bold, and will take audiences by surprise.”
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In addition to “Zootopia,” which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, Moore directed the Oscar-nominated “Wreck-It Ralph” and last year’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” for Disney.